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freakshow10mm
08-16-2012, 09:27
Borrowed a 550 from a friend of mine to load some ammo I normally don't load much of. Needed to load a small lot for the gun show this weekend.

I could grow to like this, but my chair has wheels. Every time I push forward to prime the case, my chair rolls backward away from the bench. :rofl: I have to scoot myself back in position every time.

Going from standing with a 1050 to sitting with a 550 (no strong mount) is quite the experience. I can't believe how slow the 550 is compared to the 1050. :faint:

Zombie Steve
08-16-2012, 09:45
...Just terrible your life has turned out this hard.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

























:tbo:

freakshow10mm
08-16-2012, 09:58
Thank you, kind Sir.

country85
08-16-2012, 12:30
Borrowed a 550 from a friend of mine to load some ammo I normally don't load much of. Needed to load a small lot for the gun show this weekend.

I could grow to like this, but my chair has wheels. Every time I push forward to prime the case, my chair rolls backward away from the bench. :rofl: I have to scoot myself back in position every time.

Going from standing with a 1050 to sitting with a 550 (no strong mount) is quite the experience. I can't believe how slow the 550 is compared to the 1050. :faint:

This made me laugh out loud :rofl:

mnhogrider
08-16-2012, 15:21
Throw a shop rag under your chair so it gets caught up in the wheels.

PCJim
08-16-2012, 15:51
I reload while sitting on a bar stool and like the setup. Recently, I picked up a third 550 which came with a strongmount (the second 550 was for a family member who apparently isn't all that interested...). When I mount this new press, it will require me to stand while reloading. I'll see whether Squeaker's rants about standing while reloading are true.

aerod1
08-16-2012, 16:24
I always sit at my reloading bench. I feel it is much more comfortable.

shotgunred
08-16-2012, 17:19
I have tried it both ways and I prefer to sit.

WiskyT
08-16-2012, 19:38
Sitting is the way to go. I have a cheap desk chair with wheels. The combination of cheap wheels, and carpet, keep it anchored when I reload.

D. Manley
08-16-2012, 20:45
Sam's Club sells a comfortable, high-quality, pneumatic adjustable stool that is near perfect. I scored a pair of them and do all loading chores using them except running my Dillon SDB. I deliberately have it mounted high on a strong mount with the bullet tray, empty case holder & all making standing imperative for safety without remounting. I have a disabled friend that does a fantastic job on his 550b from his wheel chair. Bottom line, either way is fine if you plan for them.

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freakshow10mm
08-16-2012, 21:47
I think the only times I sat while reloading was when I started handloading in my inlaws basement using the Lee hand press and LCT after I got it as a gift. The 550, the Rockchucker, and the 1050 have all been used while standing. My benchtop is 36 inches from the floor.

SPIN2010
08-16-2012, 21:59
Sitting at the 550?

Drive a self tapper into two of the plastic office chair wheels from the top of the dust covers ... works like a charm. :supergrin:

Colorado4Wheel
08-16-2012, 22:04
Standing let's you use your entire body for leverage. Sitting does not. Most of my "push to prime " is just a lean at my ankles in toward the bench with my body.

Wash-ar15
08-16-2012, 22:13
For us old guys, sitting while reloading is good for the back.

SARDG
08-16-2012, 23:27
I've only ever sat while using my 650 without a strong mount. No actual or perceived leverage problems that I'm aware of - and if I had to stand, I'd load about 40-50 rounds a session before my legs and back would be kaput.

Colorado4Wheel
08-17-2012, 09:34
I have found standing to be less strain on my back. IF and that is a big IF, the press is high enough. You have to avoid any bending at the waist when using the press. For me that means the table (no strong mount) has to be 48" off the floor. Then it is less tiring to load while standing. I load 100 move to go load the primer tube. Come back, load another 100, Size some bullets, that type of thing.

byf43
08-17-2012, 10:30
Sitting on a padded (old) barstool while loading, takes the stress off of my bad back.

If you have casters on your chair/stool, grab a couple of Jorgensen Clamps and lock those wheels!!!

390ish
08-17-2012, 12:57
stand when i load, sit while i cast.

Hogpauls
08-17-2012, 13:18
While I'm only using the Rock Chucker to load I do sit and my stool does have casters.

Tip of the Week: When using a stool with casters don't sweep up the spent primers on the floor as they act as miniature wheel chocks. :supergrin:

RustyFN
08-17-2012, 16:09
I sit while reloading. After I saw one of these I had the feeling I need one.

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_14903.jpg

norton
08-17-2012, 16:16
I raised the height of my 550 with a strong mount. I only reload standing.

WiskyT
08-17-2012, 17:28
I sit while reloading. After I saw one of these I had the feeling I need one.

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_14903.jpg

http://walrusmusicblog.com/wp-content/uploads/retro/943blog_midnight_cowboy_01.jpg

SARDG
08-17-2012, 17:38
I sit while reloading. After I saw one of these I had the feeling I need one.

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_14903.jpg

I have that stool (with backrest).

SARDG
08-17-2012, 17:41
stand when i load, sit while i cast.
For me, it depends if I cast from the boat, or cast from the bank... :supergrin:

_The_Shadow
08-17-2012, 19:52
Throw a piece of carpet down under the roll around chair! I like being comfortable!

njl
08-19-2012, 21:01
When I bought my reloading bench chair, I knew wheels were a bad idea...and I had the store swap out the wheels for feet. What I didn't realize, was a swivel chair was also a bad idea. I find that in order to get the leverage necessary to prime on a RL550B, I have to grab the press with my left hand while pushing with the right. I'm sure it slows me down, but it's what I'm used to now.

WiskyT
08-20-2012, 05:17
I have that stool (with backrest).

On you, it's cute, dare I say sexy? On Steve, it's creepy.

unclebob
08-21-2012, 07:08
When I first started reloading I used a chair. Many years later everything I read on the subject said to load standing. So when I built my present reloading bench I make it so that I could load standing and if I wanted use a stool. After a brief time with the stool it went to the attic. It just took too long to get it in the right place and it was always in the way. Getting the bench and press at the right height makes a world of difference. I have found you have better control of what is going on. Iím 66 years old, bad back, bad knees, and I load standing.

Heifzilla
08-28-2012, 08:19
Just make sure the cat is laying right behind you and you won't roll too far ;)

F106 Fan
08-28-2012, 09:04
Ergonomics is everything for me! When I finally decide to reload pistol, I will do 2 or 3 thousand at a time. I don't like making short batches.

So, I stand. My benches are about 38" high and for the 650, I have the strongmounts. The 1050 just sits at bench height. What I wanted to achieve was to be able to move the handle fully downward without having to bend sideways. I wanted the handle all the way down when my arm was fully extended.

I'm thinking about getting a couple of floor pads. The concrete gets hard on the back in fairly short order.

I have a bench stool but I don't find operating the press to be as comfortable while sitting. Besides, I have to get up every five minutes to reload the primers. I might as well stay up!

Richard

ROGER4314
09-03-2012, 12:27
I have a big man's leather office chair and set up my Dillons without the strong mount. The resulting height is perfect for sit down reloading. I grab the back of the press when I seat the primers. That keeps me from rolling around. I am NOT going to stand up to load!

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